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Glen Grant Distillery & Garden

  • A941 Map It
  • Rothes
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

James Grant founded a distillery in 1840 when he was only 25, and it was the first in the country to be electrically powered. This place will come as a welcome relief to companions of dedicated Malt Whisky Trail followers, because in addition to the distillery there's a large and beautiful garden. It's planted and tended as Grant envisioned, with orchards and woodland walks, log bridges over waterfalls, a magnificent lily pond, and azaleas and rhododendrons in profusion. Using peculiarly tall stills and special purifiers that follow a design introduced over a century ago, Glen Grant produces a distinctive pale-gold whisky with an almost floral or fruity finish. The tour is excellent value, with perhaps the friendliest guides and certainly the most generous tastings.

Sight Information


A941, Rothes, Moray, AB38 7BS, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • £3.50
  • Apr–Oct., daily 9:30–4; Nov.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–4, Sun. noon–5

Published 10/27/2015


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